It’s National Cocoa Day today, December 13, and time to celebrate the yummy cold weather treat’s beauty benefits as well as soul warming flavor. Derived from the cocoa bean, cocoa butter is rich in antioxidants and moisturizing benefits, and has been used for years to prevent stretch marks.
While the verdict is still out on its effectiveness in fighting stretch marks, cocoa butter is supremely moisturizing and soothing, especially on winter chapped lips and skin. Here are a few new and classic cocoa products to help keep your skin soft and hydrated.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil for the Face (ARV $12.99): The granddaddy of all cocoa butter lines, Palmer’s has j
Photo Credit: Jill Stuart Spring/Summer 2014
It’s hard to believe that New York Fashion Week, which wraps up on September 12, is all about Spring/Summer 2014 fashion and beauty trends. While that season may seem like a lifetime away, it’s obviously never too early to start thinking about trends, and what not to wear.
After purveying the shows and schmoozing backstage, here are some of my fave beauty trends you’ll spy next year:
NUDE LIPS AND LUMINOUS SKIN
Thakoon Spring/Summer 2014
Many shows, from HONOR to VPL, shied away from the rich red or coral lips that were so popular last spring. Instead, the lip looks are more muted while eyes are more emphatic than last year. Says Romy Soleimani, makeup artist and creative directo
TV shopping for a long time was a staple of comedy sketch writers with shaky walls and product offers that could only be described as cut rate.
Not anymore. During the past several years, QVC and HSN, not to mention ShopNBC, have gone from strength to strength. But more specifically, the combination of TV and beauty has become very successful: in the US it is a $1.2 billion business and up 5.3% from 2009. Brands on QVC, for example, include Bobbi Brown, Nicky Kinnaird from SpaceNK—to whom we will return later—Bareminerals, Perricone MD, Clarisonic, Ojon, philosophy, Laura Geller and Smashbox to name a few. HSN offers Lancôme, Benefit and Elizabeth Arden and ShopNBC offers Rodial, T
Space NK, the select beauty brand emporium, is offering a special gift with-purchase for the long holiday weekend for online shoppers. Spend $150 online from Thursday, November 24 through Tuesday, November 29 and receive a complimentary deluxe gift featuring an assortment of ten of Space NK’s beauty must haves (while supplies last). Just go shopping at www.spacenk.com and when you check out, enter the promo code THANK$150 to receive the GWP.
The gift includes:
> Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer (118ml)
> Lipstick Queen Jean Queen Lipstick
> Rococo Nail Apparel in Funboy
> Caudalie Vinexpert Firming Serum (10ml)
> Kate Somerville ExfoliKate (5ml)
> Ren F